Aleksandra Gren is the Country Manager for Fiserv Poland, part of a leading global financial technology company Fiserv, Inc (NASDAQ: FISV). She has nearly 20 years of experience in the financial technology sector in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Her current responsibilities include organizing, structuring and leading new technology initiatives for major EMEA-based financial institutions, with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Aleks started her career at the Royal Bank of Canada and prior to her current role, she held positions of business consultant, client partner and sales to global universal banks as well as fintech challengers and start-ups.
Aleks holds a B.A. in International Relations from University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and an M.Sc. in Policy Making from London School of Economics in London, UK. She has completed a number of executive industry and leadership training courses (HBS, Fortune). She is an advocate of women’s leadership and women in tech initiatives. She is a member of the Advisory Board of Vital Voices Poland Chapter and a Trustee of the Vital Voices Europe Board in London, UK. Vital Voices is a U.S. women leadership empowerment organizations investing globally. In 2015, Aleks was selected to participate in the Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Mentoring Partnership for emerging global women leaders. During the one-month program, she was mentored by Kathleen Murphy, President at Fidelity Investments in Boston, U.S – no 35 on the Most Powerful Women 2016 Fortune Ranking. In 2015, Aleks was nominated as the Ambassador of the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy for the “Parity in Business” Initiative in Poland.
She is married with 4 children. Enjoys talking to people and reading biographies in her spare time.
Media executive, entrepreneur, advisor. Before establishing her own business she spent many years in the media sector gaining extensive experience in management, business development and restructuring. She led the following organizations: G+J (MD, publishing), Murator and the Time Radio Group (CEO, publishing, radio, internet, TV). Prior to her career within media she worked for an international pharmaceutical company and has been a business consultant at Ernst&Young.
Agnieszka is involved in several start-up companies. She is the founder and major shareholder of Probello, a beauty industry integrator. She is also one of the founding partners of the Billon start-up. Billon is a digital currency project with the strong focus on micropayments. One of the core applications are media – her domain. She is also a co-founder of Starpharma – a pharmaceutical company specializing in natural supplements.
Agnieszka is a mentor for the T-Mobile startup program hub:raum. Hub:raum covers the CEE area and aims to identifyy the most innovative and outstanding business ideas in the region.
Mentoring is close to her heart since participating in the Fortune/USA State Department/Vital Voices Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership. Her mentor was Susan Whiting – ex Vice Chair of Nielsen and President & CEO of Nielsen Media Research. Agnieszka serves on the Advisory Board for the Polish Vital Voices Chapter and actively promotes women in leadership. She was the initiator and organizer of the Global Mentoring Walk in Warsaw in 2012 and contributes to several mentoring programs of Vital Voices Poland.
Agnieszka is fascinated by the mixture of the old and new, on and offline involved in several initiatives which combine internet with more traditional industries. Her fields of interest are media and communication (incl.digital media), contextual shopping, content marketing, content curation, e-commerce, healthcare and design.
She is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics (M. Sc in Foreign Trade) and alumna of the Norwegian Graduate School of Marketing program at the Warsaw School of Economics. She was also an exchange student at the University of Bochum and University of Duisburg (Germany). During her tenure at G+J and Novartis she participated in a number of trainings incl. Mastering New Challenges at Harvard Business School and Fuehrungskollegg – a two years program for rising Bertelsmann executives.
- President of the Institute of Ratings and Analysis by the Warsaw Stock Exchange – since 2014
- Graduate of the Fortune / U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership
- Mentor and active participant in Vital Voices Poland.
Chief economist and strategist for Central and Eastern Europe at KBC Securities (2012-2014) and chief economist and director of the economic analysis bureau at Bank BPH, GE Capital Group (2008-2012). In the years 2011-2015 a member of the Economic Council of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland. Expert of the Polish Confederation of Private Employers “Lewiatan” and part of a team developing the Business Index (2011-2014). Winner of the most influential woman of the Polish economy award (Puls Biznesu, 2009).
Speaker at several economic conferences. Engaged in promoting diversity in economic and social life. An expert in “The Stock Exchange is a Woman” program – a series of trainings on investing in the stock market addressed to women and co-organized by the Ministry of Treasury. Mentor at “Szkoła Leaderek”, an interdisciplinary study of entrepreneurship for women. Expert of the educational campaign “Woman in the Financial World”.
Graduate of the Department of International Economics, University of Sussex, UK.